Orlando Guide - Days Out - Page 1
The Trolley Tours at St Augustine: Ripleys.
If you ever make a side trip to St Augustine (and you should. . . it is great) then you will want to know the best way to get around this historical city.
As you know, St Augustine is where Ponce De Leon is thought to have landed in his q...
Viewed 307 times since 26 March 2012.
We try to do something new each time we visit Florida and Kelly park had been recommended to us so on a beautiful day in May we decided to visit. It was outside the school holidays so it was relatively quiet which was good for us as we had no...
Viewed 324 times since 27 November 2011.
A Relaxing Coach Safari Through Forever Florida
The tour, lasting approximately two hours, will take you into the four-thousand acre Forever Florida wildlife conservation area. The actual coach tour lasts 90 minutes as there is a video beforehand which explains how Forever Florida came about. The ...
Viewed 350 times since 17 November 2011.
We’ve passed Wonderworks on International Drive on many occasions – it’s easily recognised as the ‘upside down house’. After a hard morning decorating our villa, the kids deserved some time out so we headed to International Drive for a few hours of f...
Viewed 421 times since 19 September 2011.
Facts and figures on Bok Gardens
Bok Tower is the centre piece of the wonderful Bok Gardens which is located in Lake Wales.
Here are some interesting facts about this historic landmark.
Bok Tower was conceived and executed by Edward (Eduard) Bok. Edward was L...
Viewed 402 times since 2 September 2011.
Gatorland and conservation.
It is now 20 years since Gatorland created the alligator breeding marsh in its Florida home.
This is a natural environment for these big beasts and encourages them to breed in the best possible conditions. And breed they have.
Viewed 335 times since 2 September 2011.
Days Out – driving on Daytona Beach
Just about an hour’s drive from Orlando is Daytona Beach. The name alone instantly conjures up images of everything and anything to do with motor vehicles, speed and excitement. For many of us a quintessentially Floridian experience has to be to driv...
Viewed 358 times since 29 July 2011.
Vacation trip to Lowry Zoo, Tampa, Florida
As a change from the normal tourist agenda we decided to have a day away from Orlando and the normal attractions and visit the Tampa Bay zoo – named Lowry Park Zoo which is located on 56 acres of lush natural habitats and was voted number one family ...
Viewed 391 times since 5 July 2011.
Revolution for thrill seekers.
Revolution Off Road Driving Experience is located in Clermont; an easy drive from your vacation villa (especially if you are staying in the environs of the 27)
This is an adventure centre where you can drive dune buggies, A. T. V. S, water...
Viewed 547 times since 24 April 2011.
Visit Fantasy of Flight
Fantasy of Flight
Just a short way off Junction 44 on the I4, Fantasy of Flight is within easy reach of anyone staying in a villa in the Kissimmee area. We find this place and its owner Kermit Weeks, who was performing a fly past the last ...
Viewed 672 times since 20 March 2011.
Zip line at Gatorland
One of the things I have promised myself to do is to zip line. I would love the feeling of flying through the air, and it always sounds such a peaceful way to see the countryside and its flora and fauna. So I was delighted to find that there is to be...
Viewed 745 times since 8 February 2011.
Visit Jacksonville Zoo
A couple of years ago we had a few days near Jacksonville and whilst we were there we took the girls to Jacksonville Zoo. We spent the whole day there and they really enjoyed it.
The Zoo is open daily from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m 363 days...
Viewed 545 times since 5 February 2011.
A day out in Winter Park
For a change to the theme parks and the hustle and bustle of the centre of Orlando, why not treat yourself to a day out at Winter Park. This is described by the locals as being “Little England”. This is because it looks like an English country town, ...
Viewed 611 times since 30 January 2011.
If you fancy a day, or even a weekend, at the beach and do not want to drive too far head for Cocoa Beach. This beach is only an hours drive from Orlando on the east coast which is more popularly known as the Space Coast. It is located on a barrier i...
Viewed 559 times since 7 January 2011.
Christmas at Pinewood Estates
Pinewood Estates at Christmas You have just got to love staying in a villa in Kissimme at Christmas time - one day you are at the Razzamatazz of Mickey' s Very Merry Christmas party and the next you can visit the elegant and elaborate decorat...
Viewed 683 times since 24 December 2010.
We set off from Championsgate around 0800 in the morning to make our journey to Webster Market which is held every Monday morning. The actual number of miles is only forty five, but our Sat Nav told us it would take at least ninety minutes to get the...
Viewed 631 times since 22 November 2010.
FOREVER FLORIDAS ZIPLINE SAFARI
If you have more than 2 weeks to explore all that Orlando has to offer, of if you have already visited Disney and the various parks many times before, and you are simply looking for an unusual experience, then you may be interested in trying out some...
Viewed 543 times since 18 October 2010.
The Orlando Science Center
Like any sizeable city Orlando has attractions that very few visitors would even think about investigating and even its own citizens will probably not have visited, unless they were on a school trip! The Orlando Science Center almost certainl...
Viewed 460 times since 16 October 2010.
Dolpin Cruise: Spongerama.
DOLPHIN CRUISESpongeramas Cruise Lines are located at The Sponge Docks and here you can pick up a Dolphin Cruise. The boat takes you to Anclote Park on the Gulf of Mexico. Cruising down The Anclote River you will enjoy a view of the A...
Viewed 925 times since 8 July 2010.
Brevard Zoo is in Melbourne on North Wickham Road. This charming little zoo was the brain child of one Frank Vega. He enlisted the help of like minded people and locals and together the zoo started to take shape on land donated by a local bus...
Viewed 889 times since 19 June 2010.
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